NA Standing Committee convenes 44th session

The 44th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) officially opened in Hanoi on April 20 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases over past two days

No new COVID-19 infection cases have been detected in Vietnam over the past two days.

One more COVID-19 patient discharged from Ninh Binh General Hospital

A 23-year-old Vietnamese student returning from the US on March 20, the 211th COVID-19 patient recorded in Vietnam, was discharged from the Ninh Binh General Hospital in good health condition in the afternoon of April 16.

12 high-risk localities to continue with social distancing for at least one week

Twelve localities deemed to have high risk of COVID-19 spread, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, will continue to implement social distancing under Directive 16 of the Prime Minister to April 22 or 30, or even longer, if infections continue to be detected.

PM Phuc delivers opening speech at ASEAN Special Summit on COVID-19 Response

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of ASEAN 2020, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Special Summit on COVID-19 Response in Hanoi on April 14 morning.

Solidarity is strength in ASEAN cooperation to fight COVID-19: Deputy PM

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently written an article on ASEAN cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in which he described solidarity as the grouping's strength in the combat.

Gov't releases package to support coronavirus-hit groups

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has officially signed a resolution on a social security package of up to VND62 trillion (roughly US$2.66 billion) to support people directly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.

VN demands China make adequate compensation for Vietnamese fishermen

Viet Nam has demanded China make adequate compensation after Vietnamese fishing boat QNg 90617 TS was hindered, rammed and sunk by a Chinese Coastguard vessel, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

Ninh Binh establishes five posts for checking passenger cars

An inter-sectoral working group on April 7 established five posts at five entry points of Ninh Binh province to check passenger cars as part of the implementation of the Prime Minister's Directive 16 on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Ninh Binh strives to have 6 new-style rural communes by 2020

The northern province of Ninh Binh has set a goal of having 6 communes recognised as new-style rural areas by 2020.

Government looks into social welfare package for pandemic-affected groups

Permanent Cabinet members deliberated the social welfare package for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during their meeting in Hanoi on April 5.

Six new COVID-19 cases confirmed on April 2 night, total reaches 233

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology reported six new SARS-CoV-2 positive cases during the night of April 2, which raised the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 233 as of 6am on April 3.

Nearly 4 million VND raised for COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Fatherland Front of Ninh Binh provincial Committee announced on April 1 that over nearly 4 billion VND (169 million USD) has been raised from 71 organisations and individuals since the fundraising campaign for the COVID-19 fight was launched on March 23.

PM officially declares COVID-19 a national epidemic

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 1 officially declared COVID-19 a national epidemic as the infection cases rose to 212 in 25 provinces and cities across Viet Nam.

VN to halt travel via border gates with Cambodia and Laos 15:38 | 31/03/2020

The Vietnamese Government has decided to temporarily suspendall cross-border movement for people at the main and side border gates, and trails along the borderlines of Viet Nam-Cambodia and Viet Nam-Laos, respectively, starting from 00:00 on April 1.

PM orders strict nationwide social distancing rules, starting April 1

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a range of stringent social distancing measures, including restricting people from leaving their homes and banning gatherings of more than two people in public.

Nine new patients recorded, COVID-19 cases in Vietnam number 188

The number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has amounted to 188 with nine new patients confirmed as of 6pm on March 29, according to the Ministry of Health.

Vietnam saves 436,000 kWh during Earth Hour 2020

Vietnam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VND812.9 million (US$34,900), in one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on March 28, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.

PM joins G20 leaders' video conference on COVID-19 combat

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 26 evening joined a G20 leaders' video conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held as an initiative by Saudi Arabia which holds the presidency of G20.

Creating a premise for youth to actively integrate

Today, March 26, is an important and meaningful milestone marking 89 years of construction, growth, and dedication of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. In the exciting atmosphere of the Youth Month, millions of youth union members and young people across the country have been participating in specific and practical patriotic emulation movements of all aspects.